Are you HIPAA-compliant? 4 Things to look into

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations pertaining to IT have become much clearer over the past few years, but there are still a few areas in which your office might not be compliant. This isn’t necessarily because of negligence on your part, but rather a lack of understanding of the requirements. Let’s look […]

How does social media usage affect HIPAA compliance?

Social media can be an effective tool for sharing experiences, building professional connections, and broadcasting conventional healthcare announcements. However, posts that contain client or patient-specific information can have dire consequences for healthcare organizations. What social media actions violate HIPAA rules? Posting patients’ protected health information on social media, even if it’s accidentally, without the patients’ […]

Protecting healthcare providers from insider threats

Many healthcare organizations are at risk of data breaches caused by insider threats. These are security risks within your organization and can be any of your current or former employees, partners, and contractors who have knowledge about your computer systems. Here are five ways through which your healthcare organization can prevent insider threats from exposing […]

Why healthcare companies need mobile device management

As mobile devices become more instrumental to healthcare organizations, it’s becoming even more difficult to keep track of all devices connecting to company networks. With mobile device management (MDM), IT staff in healthcare will have an easier time watching over company-registered devices. Read on to learn more about the advantages of MDM. Compliance Governments have […]

Cloud solutions have long-lasting value in healthcare

Healthcare organizations should no longer be hesitant when adopting cloud computing, as the technology has become more ubiquitous and easy to use. If you know how to manage the cloud properly, it can even surpass the reliability and security offered by on-site IT. Here are just some of the business benefits of cloud computing. Easy […]

What an MSP can do for healthcare providers

More and more healthcare organizations are turning to managed services providers (MSPs) for their IT needs. The outsourced technology support model lets hospitals and clinics focus on being healthcare providers rather than IT professionals learning on the fly. Here’s why partnering with MSPs is beneficial for healthcare providers: MSPs guarantee response times When it comes […]

Healthcare: Prevent insider threats

Healthcare is the only industry where insider threats pose the greatest threat to sensitive data, with 58 percent of security incidents coming from people working within the organization itself. Here’s a look at five ways to prevent such breaches. #1 Educate – The workforce (meaning all healthcare employees) must be educated on allowable uses and […]

HIPAA Requires Careful Social Media Posting

Healthcare providers that use Social Media can interact with their patients, advertise new services, and quickly communicate urgent announcements or messages. There’s immense potential for it to improve care, but also to expose patient-specific information. On April 14, 2003, the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” (HIPAA) became law with the goal of protecting the […]